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Pay It Forward
By Michael McGlone (narrator), Catherine Ryan Hyde, Enid Graham (narrator), Debra Monk (narrator), Leland Gantt (narrator) and Liam Norton (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date February 1, 2000
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Abridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684872384
ISBN-10 0684872382
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 5.75 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $30.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A life-affirming tale of the goodness implicit in everyone follows twelve-year-old Trevor, a boy from a troubled family, who develops a plan as part of a school project that starts people doing good things for each other.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Pay It Forward is a wondrous and moving story about Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town who accepts the challenge that his teacher gives his class a chance to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world for the better -- and to put that plan into action.

The plan that Trevor comes up with is so simple -- and so naïve -- that when others learn of it they are dismissive. Even Trevor himself begins to doubt when his "pay it forward" plan seems to founder on a combination of bad luck and the worst of human nature.

What is his idea? Trevor chooses three people for whom he will do a favor, and then when those people thank him and ask how they might pay him back, he will tell them that instead of paying him back they should each "pay it forward" by choosing three people for whom they can do favors, and in turn telling those people to pay it forward. It's nothing less than a human chain letter of kindness and good will. But will it work?

In the end, Pay It Forward is the story of seemingly ordinary people made extraordinary by the simple faith of a child. In the tradition of the successful and inspirational television show Touched by an Angel, and the phenomenally successful novel and film Forrest Gump, Pay It Forward is a work of charm, wit, and remarkable inspiration, a story of hope for today and for many tomorrows to come.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780684862712 Book cover for 9781481409414 Book cover for 9781568959603
 
Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (August 19, 2014); titled "Pay It Forward: Young Readers' Edition"
9781481409414 | details & prices | 261 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.82 lbs | List price $17.99
This edition also contains Pay It Forward
About: The internationally bestselling book that inspired the Pay It Forward movement is now available in a middle grade edition.
Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (January 1, 2001)
9781568959603 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $27.95
About: An immediate bestseller when first published, Pay It Forward captured hearts all over the world, became a wildly popular film starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt, and spawned a generation of increased altruism.
from Simon & Schuster (February 1, 2000)
9780684862712 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $23.00
About: A life-affirming tale of the goodness implicit in everyone follows twelve-year-old Trevor, a boy from a troubled family, who develops a plan as part of a school project that starts people doing good things for each other
Paperback
Book cover for 9781439170403 Book cover for 9781476796383
 
15 anv edition from Simon & Schuster (December 23, 2014)
9781476796383 | details & prices | 311 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains Pay It Forward
About: An immediate bestseller when first published, Pay It Forward captured hearts all over the world, became a wildly popular film starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt, and spawned a generation of increased altruism.
Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (April 27, 2010)
9781439170403 | details & prices | 311 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains Pay It Forward
About: The internationally acclaimed sensation that started a movement of giving.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Michael McGlone, Enid Graham, Debra Monk | Abridged edition from Simon & Schuster (October 1, 2000)
9780743518055 | details & prices | List price $30.00
About: Now A Major Motion Picture From Warner Bros.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Leland Gantt (other contributor), Michael McGlone (other contributor), Enid Graham (other contributor), Liam Norton (other contributor), Debra Monk (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Simon & Schuster (February 1, 2000)
9780684872384 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $30.00
About: A life-affirming tale of the goodness implicit in everyone follows twelve-year-old Trevor, a boy from a troubled family, who develops a plan as part of a school project that starts people doing good things for each other.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780792723790
 
With William Dufris (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Chivers Audio Books (June 1, 2000)
9780792723790 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $54.95
With Leland Gantt (other contributor), Enid Graham (other contributor), Michael McGlone (other contributor), Liam Norton (other contributor), Debra Monk (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Simon & Schuster Audioworks (February 1, 2000)
9780671784706 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $23.00
About: A life-affirming tale of the goodness implicit in everyone follows twelve-year-old Trevor, a boy from a troubled family, who develops a plan as part of a school project that starts people doing good things for each other.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606217958
 
from Demco Media (July 1, 2001)
9780606217958 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.80
About: A life-affirming tale of the goodness implicit in everyone follows twelve-year-old Trevor, a boy from a troubled family, who develops a plan as part of a school project that starts people doing good things for each other.

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